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Life of Galileo

Author: Bertolt Brecht; Mark Ravenhill; Deborah Gearing; Royal Shakespeare Company.
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2013.
Series: Modern Plays
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'Life of Galileo' examines the tension between the pursuit of knowledge and the power of official ideology, and contains one of Brecht's most human and complex central characters. It was first performed in Zurich in 1943. As an examination of the problems that face not only the scientist but also the whole spirit of free inquiry when brought into conflict with the requirements of authority, 'Life of Galileo' has few  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Additional Physical Format: (DLC) 2013375414
Named Person: Galileo Galilei; Galileo Galilei
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bertolt Brecht; Mark Ravenhill; Deborah Gearing; Royal Shakespeare Company.
ISBN: 1472508033 9781472508034
OCLC Number: 902818796
Notes: "RSC Royal Shakespeare Company"--Cover.
Description: 1 online resource (80 pages .)
Series Title: Modern Plays
Other Titles: Leben des Galilei.
Responsibility: Bertolt Brecht ; English translation by Mark Ravenhill from a literal translation by Deborah Gearing.

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A play that "charts the seventeenth century scientist's extraordinary fight with the church over his assertion that the earth orbits the sun"--Amazon.com.  Read more...

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Ravenhill has more to say, and says it more refreshingly and wittily, than any other playwright of his generation * Time Out * There are few stage authors writing more interestingly than Mark Read more...

 
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